Kerry Gammill is an American artist who has worked in the fields of comic books, special effects, storyboards, and character designs.
Gammill grew up as a big fan of the comics of the 1960s and 70s, particularly the work of Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and Stan Lee. He also cites Frank Frazetta, Basil Gogos, John Buscema, Gene Colan, Neal Adams, Bernie Wrightson, Al Williamson, and Alex Toth as influences.
Breaking into the comics industry in 1979, during his 18 years in the business Gammill illustrated comics like Power Man and Iron Fist, Marvel Teamp, and Superman. He co-created such characters as Ariel, Frog-Man, White Rabbit, Chance, Leila Davis, and Draaga.
After leaving comics Gammill became a special effects concept artist, character designer, and storyboard artist, for movies, TV shows, and the gaming industry. Projects he worked on include Virus, Species II, Phantoms, The Outer Limits, and Tremors: The Series.
In 2001, Vanguard Productions published Kerry Gammill's Drawing Monsters and Heroes for Comics and Film, a how-to book containing art from Gammill's comics, kids' promotions, and creature design for movies and TV. Gammill later illustrated another book for Vanguard on the art of Basil Gogos.
Gammill and his wife Susan have a son, Jeffrey Matthew, born in 1980, another son, Steve, and a daughter, Kathryn. Gammill lives in Ft. Worth, Texas.